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by whiteede
Thu May 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Boat for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Boat for sale

Nuestro for sale. My sailing days are over now as getting too ricketty. boat is off the water now near Chudleigh South Devon. Nuestro is a 1984 boat in good condition with original mast. She had a full insurance survey in 2015 and has had new portlights, new lifelines and new forestay. New white mai...
by whiteede
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post about length of mast
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Post about length of mast

I have towed mine behind a land rover (similar height as T4 – 2m) without issue. I placed a spare wheel on the pulpit (maybe you can add a couple of buoys) with the mast on top so that this oversailed the top of the safari hardtop. Over hang ws ok. See pic. Philip Nuestro From: Longfellow2m [mailto:...
by whiteede
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Masthead Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

masthead fitting

If you mean the typical wilnd unit fitted there is a picture of mine in Gallery2 for boat 'Nuestro' - picture is titled 'forestay 020'. However, this is a NASA unit so you can view any for sale online.
by whiteede
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Electrionics
Topic: Battery location
Replies: 5
Views: 3973

Battery location

My battery is in the port rear locker, with the fuel tank in the starboard one. Philip Nuestro From: Hamblesailor [mailto:forum-electronics@swift18.org] Sent: 26 November 2012 20:41 To: forum-electronics@swift18.org Subject: [Swift 18] Battery location My Swift does not have a battery. It does howev...
by whiteede
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Sugar scoop forestay conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 3589

Sugar scoop forestay conversion

Same for me. My 1984 Swift has the rolastay forestay and I have had no problems with furling either. The only issu I have imagined? Is that the forestay always seems to be bowed in use. I can’t get it to look taut enough. Philip Nuestro From: CHERRY PIE [mailto:forum-maintenance@swift18.org] Sent: 1...
by whiteede
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Which outboard in well with no mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4954

Which outboard in well with no mods

I have a Honda 5 in my barcky. Just fit tightly and it does sit higher than the cowling. See pics on Gallery2 Album Nuestro. What I like is it will just make against a 6 knot tide in the Teign estuary Devon.
by whiteede
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 4276

want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion

Dear Terry, thanks you for your comments, which are and were anyway sound. I was in fact referring to Phil de Troy’s seemingly strange and confusing comments implying that Swifts don’t sail like dinghies, and therefore I don’t know the boats. He has since sent links to French websites showing micro ...
by whiteede
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 4276

want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion

I rather take umbrage these somewhat officious comments. In the context of aiding a newcomer by saying a ‘light boat’ I am comparing it with conventional heavier keeled yachts. Also, it is a simple fact and commonly accepted, that Swifts heel readily in a decent breeze, it’s part of their attraction...
by whiteede
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 4276

want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion

Veel groeten Cris Hebben jullie kijken (oh dear, must go into English) at the (British) Swift website - http://www.swift18.org/ It has useful info with a copy of the original sales doc. Basically the Swift 18 is a design originally constructed for the French microcup race contest max length 18 feet ...
by whiteede
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: on a mooring
Replies: 7
Views: 3156

re: on a mooring

i can fully agree Terry, my boat is on the teign estuary Devon and i have to hang an old tyre drogue off the back to stop it weaving all over the place. i'm convinced it just wants to sail all the time!
Philip
Nuestro
by whiteede
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Electrionics
Topic: fitting a depth transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

fitting a depth transducer

Greetings David Mine is glued to the inside of the hull under the sink unit; works fine there. Philip ‘Nuestro’ From: David mclardie [mailto:forum-electronics@swift18.org] Sent: 16 June 2010 11:23 To: forum-electronics@swift18.org Subject: [Swift 18] fitting a depth transducer Hi all just thinking w...
by whiteede
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far can one go .... over?
Replies: 15
Views: 5855

How far can one go .... over?

Thanks very much indeed for that info Phil. Whilst I understand the ref to a high clew/traveller position I am intrigued by the sail design importance given to a low clew, i.e. fairly level foot for efficiency of wind utilisation. Is this too extreme in relation to use on a Swift? Philip ‘nuestro’ F...
by whiteede
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far can one go .... over?
Replies: 15
Views: 5855

Re: how far can one go..over?

From my own experiences I agree with Tony - AFG. The Genny is too powerful to aid quick tacking, or sometimes even achieving tacking, and you certainly round up into the wind from a broad reach in a strong wind (force 6 gust for sure). I am going to have a new jib made but haven't yet checked out ou...
by whiteede
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS SAILING RELATED JOKE
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

HAPPY CHRISTMAS SALING RELATED JOKE

Splice me futtocks, I just can’t wait for talk like a pirate day! So I sez to the crew ‘avast behind’ to which she replied........ Philip Nuestro - down in frozen Devon. Its now raining on the ice! A merry Yule to all From: CHERRY PIE [mailto:forum-general@swift18.org] Sent: 23 December 2009 10:49 T...
by whiteede
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Lubrication of keel Thread / Bush
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

keel lubrication & winding screw

I am fortunate in having a drying mooring which allows me to simply wind the screw up out of the hole when the boat's sitting on the bottom. I then grease it with white grease. However, the oil option sounds interesting and I will give this a go myself.